When it comes to boxed sets, there are the ambitious (Nada Surf's box of reissued vinyl), the self-indulgent (Neil Young's 10-disc, $300 collection of live sets) and then the downright incredible, WTF-were-they-thinking moments.
Enter The Complete Columbia Album Collection, a forthcoming Miles Davis
set that includes 70 CDs and a DVD. Yep, 71 pieces total. As in, more
albums than were ever released by The Stones, The Beatles and Led
Zeppelin put together.
The set will hit shelves (probably knocking a few of them over in the process) on Nov. 10 via Columbia/Legacy. The title basically says it all: every record Davis ever released for Columbia with gobs and gobs of bonus tracks. The DVD is a reissue of Live in Europe '67 paired with Davis' Isle of Wright Festival performance from 1970.
Oh, and there'll be a 250-page book, too. Phew.
All told, though, the $369.98 price tag doesn't seem so high, especially when you consider that translates to just north of $5/disc. Plus, with that math, the book is free!
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